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Atlantic Cape Offers Medical Assistant Program; New Evening Hybrid Option Available

August 23, 2016

The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College offers a comprehensive Medial Assistant Training Program at the college’s Atlantic City Campus this fall, in two different formats.  

Medical Assistant, Daytime, Classroom Option is offered in a traditional format of classroom instruction and some online work, meeting Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 10.

Medical Assistant, Evening, Hybrid Option is a more flexible option that allows students to complete most coursework online, with skills lab instruction, 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Sept. 20. Students must register by end of day Monday, Sept. 12.

Medical assistants are highly trained individuals who perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health care facilities. Clinical duties include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during the exam. Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician certification exams. American Heart Association BLS/CPR certification is also covered in this program. The cost of these exams and certifications is included in the program fee.

Both programs cost $6,035. Students eligible for financial aid must use their aid for the traditional daytime class.

Lecture and lab modules will take place at the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Clinical expertise will come from various hospital settings.

For more information or to register, contact (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/conted.